Ultimate Iceland Road Trip Guide

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David Pomfret

Ultimate Iceland Road Trip Guide

A mixture of your personal favorites and suggested tours for your Icelandic adventure! Say Yes to Iceland! With love from @sayingyesis

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David + Nadia's Favorite Sights

When we visit Iceland, these are the spots we always visit!

Image - Skógafoss
David:One of our all time favorite waterfalls. Especially in winter ❄️ when the crowds are smaller. Just stunning and gigantic!
Image - A Winter Trip to Kvernufoss Waterfall in South Iceland
A Snowy Visit to Kvernufoss
David:Depending on when you visit you may or may not get an actual waterfall (vs a dip 💧) but worth the amazing short hike to see it (great views
Image - Stjórnarfoss
David:When traveling East you just have to hit as many waterfalls as possible! 😍
Image - Nauthólsvík Beach
A Guide to Iceland's Beaches
David:One beach is never enough when it's your first time seeing black sand! ⛱
Image - Seljalandsfoss
David:One of our all time favorite photos was taken here on an iPhone and it included not one, but two rainbows! DOUBLE 🌈
Image - Svartifoss
David:Beautiful waterfall mixed with some gorgeous rock textures. Perfect for a photo opportunity 📷
Image - Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
David:Hands down the first place we go every time we visit Iceland 😍 so relaxing (even in a snow storm).
Image - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: A Natural Wonder
Iceland's Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
David:Just one of the most beautiful places on earth and the one thing on this list you HAVE to say yes to!
Image - Vestrahorn
David:I've tried and tried to catch the norther lights here. Still not managed it but loved the view ⛰
Image - Heimaey
David:Just a fun little day trip to see some insanely beautiful islands and rocks. Did you spot the elephant? 🐘
Image - Hrunalaug
The Best Natural Hot Pools in Iceland: Hrunalaug Doesn't Make the Cut
David:BEST PLACE EVER! Better than blue lagoon in my opinion!
Image - Eiriksstadir - Viking Longhouse
Eiriksstadir - Viking Longhouse
David:We broke into Erik The Red's house once. Had a sword fight and nearly took off my friends arm! ⚔️
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David + Nadia's Coffee & Food Hangouts

Where we get our morning coffee when visiting Iceland

Image - Gló
David:Amazing vegan food 🌱
Image - Garðurinn
David:Amazing vegan food 🌱 with set menu for that day with two choices to choose from.
Image - Kaffi Vínyl
Kaffi Vínyl
David:Amazing vegan food 🌱 and amazing coffee ☕️
Image - Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
David:Great coffee and only cold brew we've found in a coffee place in Iceland ☕️ Hipster AF 😍

Outdoor Adventures

It’s what Iceland does best….choose from a wide variety of top rated tours and experiences that will take you out into the wild Icelandic nature.

Glacier Experiences

Climb it, hike it, snowmobile on it...choose how you want to experience these slow moving giants of ice and snow.

Seasonal Highlights

Find tips about what to do, how to dress and the best experiences to do at the moment.

Hiking & Trekking

Venture out on your own or have be guided on an adventure...find the perfect fit for you!

Image - Five Places Not To Miss Near Myvatn Lake
My 5 top places to see in Myvatn, Iceland
Image - The Laugavegur Trek: All the Information You Need
The Laugavegur Trek: All the Information You Need
Image - Highlands
10 things you should know before going hiking in Iceland

Hot Springs & Swimming Pools

From navigating your way to hot springs, to how to navigate Icelandic swimming pool culture.

Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)

Vestmannaeyjar, or the Westman Islands, is a group of around eighteen islands off of the south coast of Iceland.

Image - Eldheimar Volcano Museum
Eldheimar Volcano Museum
Image - Sæheimar Acquarium
Sæheimar Acquarium
Image - Sagnheimar Folk Museum
Sagnheimar Folk Museum
Image - Viking Tours Westman Islands
Viking Tours

Activities to book if you have a rental car

If you already have a rental car you can meet tour operators on location and add some activities to your self-drive sightseeing trips.

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  1. Skógafoss
  2. Stjórnarfoss
  3. Seljalandsfoss
  4. Svartifoss
  5. Blue Lagoon
  6. Vestrahorn
  7. Heimaey
  8. Eiriksstadir - Viking Longhouse
  9. Gló
  10. Garðurinn
  11. Kaffi Vínyl
  12. Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
  13. South Coast Classic: Guided in 10 languages
  14. Best of Iceland Tour: Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights
  15. Inside the Volcano Tour | Free Pickup from Reykjavik
  16. Into the Glacier Classic Tour | Meet on Location
  17. Snowmobiling from Reykjavik - Express Activity Tour
  18. Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
  19. South Coast Classic: Guided in 10 languages
  20. A Walk With a Viking
  21. Akureyri - Goðafoss - Lake Mývatn
  22. Blue Ice Cave Adventure
  23. Ice Cave And Glacier Walk
  24. Þórsmörk Hike with a Local Guide
  25. Krauma nature bath
  26. Warm Baths & Cool Lights Tour
  27. Amazing Snowmobile Tour From Gullfoss
  28. Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Tour
  29. Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
  30. Krauma nature bath
  31. Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching
  32. Into the Glacier Classic Tour | Meet on Location
  33. Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
  34. South Coast Classic: Guided in 10 languages

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